Nikolai Matsenko

Ukrainian artist Nikolai Matsenko 

Born in 1960 in the village of Prutivka, Ivano-Frankivsk Region.

Graduated from the T. H. Shevchenko Republican Art School and Lviv State Institute for Applied and Decorative Art (now the Lviv National Academy of Arts).

Co-founder and member of Natsprom art group (with Oleg Tistol). A painter and photographer, he also creates installations, sculptures and performances. He lives and works in Cherkasy and Kyiv.


 

Selected exhibitions

2020

 

Strange Time, online, www.strangetime.art

Ukraine Today, Modern Art Research Institute, Kyiv

The Artifical Pain, Сontemporary Art Centre ZnakiCzasu, Toruń, Poland

Epistemological Exercises. Cherkassy Art Museum, Cherkasy, Ukraine

 

2019

Media dependence. Ukranian version, Ukrainian House, Kyiv

The Long Journey. Contemporary Ukrainian Art 1985 - 2004 from private collections, Modern Art Research Institute, Kyiv 

Art United, Mandarin Maison, Kyiv

 

2018 

Auguste Rodin. Premonition of the future. Cherkasy Museum of Fine Arts, Cherkasy, Ukraine

Natsprom, 1991-2018, Gallery "Dzyga", Lviv, Ukraine

Permanent Revolution. Ukrainian Art Today, Ludwig Museum, Budapest

 

 

2017

 

Private Collection. Contemporary Ukrainian Artists. Modern Art Research InstituteKyiv, Ukraine 

Show Promise. Lviv Palace of Arts. Ukraine

Reymuzey. ArtUkraine Gallery. Kyiv.

 

 

2016

 

Recipe for Utopia , Modern Art Research InstituteKyiv, Ukraine

 

 

2015

 

Wien,Österreichisches Museum für Volkskunde,Ukraine. Transformation der Moderne, 20-29 november, 2015
The Museum Collection. Ukrainian Contemporary Art. 1985–2015, 22.09–10.10.2015. From Private Collections



2014


 Am A Drop In The Ocean Künstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria
I am a drop in the Ocean, MOCAK, Krakow
A New Ukrainian Dream, Forbes Ukraine and Mystetskyi Arsenal Art Project Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv
OURS, YermilovCentre, Kharkiv



2013


Terrain Orientation National Art Museum of Ukraine Exhibition of Contemporary Ukrainian Art, Kyiv (catalog)
Contemporary Ukrainian Artists. Saatchi Gallery. London (catalog)



2012


Neofolk, PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv (solo show)



2011


Art-Kyiv Сontemporary 2011, Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv (catalogue)
20 years of presence, Modern Art Research Institute (NAAU), Kyiv (catalogue)
Independent, Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv (catalogue)
A Space Odyssey 2011, Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv
Prochez, Docks en Seine, Paris (catalogue)
Labour Show, VCRC, Kyiv
Land, Art Museum, Cherkasi
BАrt Plotinnos, MMAU, Kyiv
Circulation, Pinchuk Art Center, Kyiv



2010


VozhdiЛєnіє, Ukrainian House, Kyiv (catalogue)
Art-Kyiv Сontemporary 2010, Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv (catalogue)
RESTART , Modern Art Research Institute, Kyiv



2009


Art-Kyiv Сontemporary 2009, The Ukrainian House, Kyiv (catalogue)



2008


Art-Kyiv Сontemporary 2008, The Ukrainian House, Kyiv (catalogue)
Gogol-fest, Arsenal, Kyiv, Ukraine
The Ideal Age, Collection Gallery, Kyiv (catalogue)
Culture, Ya-Gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine (solo show)
Transformation of Time, Gurzuf, Ukraine



2007


The action A Black Square for Every Home! under the auspices of ArtMoskva, TSDKH, Moscow
A Wave, the Krasnokamenka mountain lake near Gursuf, Ukraine
The Crops, Ya-Gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine (solo show)
Made in UKR, Tsekh Gallery, Kyiv



2006


Neo-Folk, Ya-Gallery, Kyiv (solo show)
The Museum of Ukraine - 3, SKHU Exhibition Hall, Kherson, Ukraine



2005


Reality Check, The Ukrainian House, Kyiv (catalogue)



2004


A Farewell to Arms, Arsenal, Kyiv (catalogue)



2003


The First Collection, Central House of Artists, Kyiv (catalogue)



2002


Behind the Threshold, ArtMoskva, Moscow
Natsprom, The Marat Guelman Gallery, Moscow (catalogue)



2000


1+1, Lavra Gallery, Kyiv



1998


Accommodation, The Jesuit Gallery, Poznan, Poland



1997


Photosynthesis, The Artists- Union Gallery, Kyiv
Ostry nawrot dekadencji, The Jesuit Gallery, Poznan, Poland
Roses and Grapes, Karas Gallery, Kyiv



1996


Schweizergeld, Schuper Gallery,Munich, Germany
Family Album, CMA at NaUKMA, Kyiv
The Museum of Architecture, CMA at NaUKMA, Kyiv
On The Margin, Mandel Gallery, Saskatoon, Canada



1995


Kyiv Art Meeting, Cultural Center Ukrainian House, Kyiv (catalogue)
Lebensmitte, Christoph Merian Stiftung, Basel, Switzerland
Sud-Ost, +/- Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
The Bone-Grown, CMA at NaUKMA, Kyiv



1994


September, 17, Brama Gallery, Kyiv
Free Zone, The Odessa Art Museum, Odessa, Ukraine
Alchemical Capitulation, flagship Slavutich, Sebastopol, Ukraine
Artistic Impressions, The Ukrainian House, Kyiv (catalogue)



1993


The Kyiv Mohyla Academy: A Study of Space, Kyiv
Europe's Steppe, CCA Uyazdovsky Castle, Warsaw



1992


Kosoi Kaponir, The Kyiv Fortress Museum, Kyiv